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Courtesy of Patronat Call de Girona. Megillat Esther. Ink on parchment, 19th century, Morocco (collection of Uriel Macías)

Courtesy of Patronat Call de Girona. Megillat Esther. Ink on parchment, 19th century, Morocco (collection of Uriel Macías)

Gershom Mendes Seixas

Gershom Mendes Seixas (1745-1816) was the first American-born spiritual leader of Shearith Israel.

1768
First Mill Street Synagogue

The little synagogue on Mill Street was the first structure designed and built to be a synagogue in continental North America. 

1730